Brain learning simulated via electronic replica memory
Scientists are attempting to mimic the memory and learning functions of neurons found in the human brain. To do so, they investigated the electronic equivalent of the synapse, the bridge, making it possible for neurons to ...
Wolfram's ID project launch touts ImageIdentify function
Researchers seeking to make computer brains smarter by making them more like our own
In what marks a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, researchers at UC Santa Barbara have demonstrated the functionality of a simple artificial neural circuit. For the first time, a circuit ...
System designed to label visual scenes according to type learns to detect specific objects
Object recognition—determining what objects are where in a digital image—is a central research topic in computer vision.
Researchers create first neural-network chip built just with memristors
Modular brains help organisms learn new skills without forgetting old skills
New research suggests that when brains are organized into modules they are better at learning new information without forgetting old knowledge. The findings—published this week in PLOS Computational Bi ...
A robot prepared for self-awareness
A year ago, researchers at Bielefeld University showed that their software endowed the walking robot Hector with a simple form of consciousness. Their new research goes one step forward: they have now developed ...
Images that fool computer vision raise security concerns
Computers are learning to recognize objects with near-human ability. But Cornell researchers have found that computers, like humans, can be fooled by optical illusions, which raises security concerns and ...
The welding system of the future is self-learning
Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) is developing an entirely new kind of welding system, one which solves quality and productivity problems related to automated and mechanised welding. The system ...
Patents provide insight on Wall Street 'technology arms race'
A new University of Otago study has used US patent data to shed light on the technological roots behind Wall Street's ongoing 'technology arms race'.
Do viruses make us smarter?
A new study from Lund University in Sweden indicates that inherited viruses that are millions of years old play an important role in building up the complex networks that characterise the human brain.
Robots do kitchen duty with cooking video dataset
Newest computer neural networks can identify visual objects as well as the primate brain
For decades, neuroscientists have been trying to design computer networks that can mimic visual skills such as recognizing objects, which the human brain does very accurately and quickly.